Betting on baseball is going to heat up soon, just as the 2022 regular season is set to come to a close. You can find some great MLB player props to bet on for Tuesday night, especially if you look closely at each game.
Here are the two best players to target when looking at the betting options for Tuesday, October 4.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Houston Astros
The Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros meet up on Tuesday night for a game that essentially means nothing. Both teams are in the playoff field, but each team will be trying to tune up for the postseason.
Philadelphia just clinched a playoff spot on Monday night, and they likely spent the night celebrating that accomplishment.
Houston has been locked into the postseason for weeks, and they are going to enter the playoffs as the top seed in the AL.
The MLB betting odds for this game have the Houston Astros as the moneyline betting favorites at -190.
The MLB player stats for Justin Verlander in 2022 are ridiculous, especially when you consider his age. Verlander is coming into this game with a 17-4 record to go along with a 1.80 ERA.
Verlander will be looking to put a bow on what should be another Cy Young Award-winning season with a great performance on Tuesday night.
Four Different Ways
There are a number of different ways to go when betting on a starting pitcher, but looking at the alternate strikeout total is always at the top of the list. Here are the three bets to keep in mind for Tuesday night:
- Verlander Over 7.5 Strikeouts (-150)
- Verlander Over 8.5 Strikeouts (+120)
- Verlander Over 9.5 Strikeouts (+195)
Justin Verlander is capable of striking out ten or more batters nearly every time out, but he won’t need to on Tuesday. Verlander is just going to be tuning up for the playoffs, and he won’t need to go deep in this one.
He is facing a Phillies team that just spent Monday night celebrating, and he won’t have a ton of trouble. Take the over 8.5 strikeouts as a safe play, but still with value.
Pick: Justin Verlander Over 8.5 Strikeouts (+120)
Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
NL West rivals continue a series on Tuesday night when the Los Angeles Dodgers host the Colorado Rockies. These teams are not close to each other in the standings, but there can still be some good MLB player props to target in this game.
Colorado comes into this game with a record of 67-93, but they have won two straight games. The Rockies are playing with house money, as they won’t be in the playoffs.
The Dodgers come into this game with a record of 110-50, and they are simply planning for the postseason. Los Angeles will have a nice break before the playoffs begin, and they don’t want to give their stars too much time off.
The MLB team stats for the Los Angeles Dodgers continue to be impressive, but there are some players that stand out as well.
Mookie Betts is one of those players as he leads the way with 35 home runs to go along with 82 RBIs and a .271 batting average.
Betts wants to finish the year strong, so he can head into the postseason with a ton of momentum. The Dodgers can usually count on Betts for a big day, especially against a struggling pitching staff.
Here are the three best player prop betting options for Betts:
- Betts to Record an RBI +130
- Betts to Record 2+ Hits +200
- Betts to Hit a Home Run +340
MLB Player Props
You always want to look for value when betting on MLB player props, but you also want to be smart about it.
Picking someone to hit a home run is never a safe play, and there are bets with more value in this one.
Taking Betts to record 2+ hits is the right way to go in this game, as he should jumpstart the Dodgers offense.
Pick: Betts to Record 2+ Hits (+200)